‘The world is waiting’: Derek Chauvin set to go on trial for killing of George Floyd

‘The world is waiting’: Derek Chauvin set to go on trial for killing of George Floyd

The Guardian

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Opening arguments begin in Minneapolis on Monday as ex-officer denies charges of murder and manslaughter

The murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer whose alleged killing of George Floyd last year prompted a wave of Black Lives Matter protests, gets fully under way with opening arguments in Minneapolis on Monday.

Chauvin, 45, has denied charges of second- and third-degree murder and manslaughter over the death of the 46-year-old Black man after he was detained on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill last May.

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